Getting to us

It has to be said we are a little off the beaten track, but then you wouldn’t get the fabulous views, and the wonderful landscape surrounding you! We are located in the picturesque village of Golant which overlooks the estuary about two miles upstream from the town of Fowey.

Arriving by Car

If you’re arriving by car, bike or on foot, a steep concrete lane leads to the property. You can drive right up to the building to drop luggage but then we ask you to use the parking area 50 metres or so down the hill. There is enough parking for one car per room; any other cars are requested to drive to the village car park, about 5 mins walk away. At the moment, we have no lockable bike storage, but we hope that will change, and will do our best to make sure your bike is stored securely.

Arriving by Public Transport

For those arriving by public transport our nearest railway station is Par on the main West Coast Line which is just a 2 mile short taxi ride, cycle or walk away.

The No 24/25 bus from St Austell station stops at the top of the hill at Golant (called Tywardreath Turn or Castledore, Golant Turn – it seems to vary!) They leave St Austell at 21 mins past the hour, and Tywardreath Turn at 52mins past the hour. They take about 40 mins and cost £2-£3. For the most up to date info, please check Please note, not all buses take change now, so you may need a debit card….. or maybe we’re behind the times!

Local Taxi Services

There are also a number of local taxi services:

Coastal Cars of Fowey – tel: +44 (0) 1726 832372

Yeo’s Taxis – tel: +44 (0) 1726 814095

White River Cars – tel: +44 (0) 810980/07968259466

South Coast Private Hire tel: +44 (0) 1726 814892

Taking the A30

If you are arriving by car from the A30, take the Lostwithiel exit at Bodmin and follow signs to Lostwithiel. You will join the A390 to St Austell, and then take the sign to Fowey – B3269. After about 4 miles you will see a crossroads, and Golant is the left turn.

From the A38 Liskeard direction, follow the A390 to St Austell. You will go through Lostwithiel, and up a steep hill. Take the Fowey turning on the left – B3269. After about 4 miles you will come to a crossroads, and Golant is the left turn.

Coming from St Austell

From the St Austell side of A390, follow signs to Liskeard/Bodmin, until you see the turning to Fowey at a mini roundabout, also signposted Par market. Follow this to Fowey. At the top of the hill at the petrol station turn left, marked Bodmin. After several miles you will see a crossroads and Golant is the right turn.

We will send more detailed directions at the time of your booking.



We are located in the picturesque village of Golant which overlooks the estuary about two miles upstream from the town of Fowey.

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What our guests say:

Such an inspiring place, you really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting. The owners are so passionate and knowledgeable about nature, and so committed to environmental sustainability.


Karen was a lovely host who wants her guests to have fun, be able to relax and enjoy themselves in ‘non compromised’ comfort, all the while keeping it ecologically friendly and sustainable. She succeeds on every level.

Robin A, UK

I just wanted to tell you how very extraordinarily superb our experience at your Sanctuary was! Your place, the view, the rooms and above all your philosophy, hospitality and friendliness were outstanding. I could not say one thing you could improve and it was such a change over the impressions we’ve got prior to meeting you and staying at the Sanctuary. All the best and good luck with your projects!

Martin Z, Switzerland

Fantastic hostess, within an amazing new eco build. It’s up a very steep hill but you get used to it after the first time, you need to, to enjoy such fantastic views. If you visit the owners woodland there are some quirky areas and a pond which I didn’t realise until the last day. We took our two boys 14 & 10 and seeing no WiFi they coped well – we wanted to give them the experience of what life can be without electronics. Boys say BIG THANK YOU for the homemade cake, I didn’t get a look in.

Donna F, UK

It was a wonderful experience and we will back in future. Bed was fantastically comfortable, the whole mood of the place was just what we needed and host was absolutely superb.

Lee & Wendy, UK

Lovely location with great views of the river. beds comfortable and room clean. Karen very accommodating and helpful with nothing too much trouble. Truly dog friendly.

Sandra, UK

Proving offgrid living can be done beautifully without sacrifice! Bed was extra comfy, views (especially the sun rising over the estuary) were out of this world.

Charlotte, UK

Great weekend break at the Sanctuary, stayed in the Barn Owl Suite which is very comfortable and clean! Thoughtful host who left goodies for my dog and a jug of milk in the fridge. Amazing views over the river

Amy, UK

Great weekend break at the Sanctuary, stayed in the Barn Owl Suite which is very comfortable and clean! Thoughtful host who left goodies for my dog and a jug of milk in the fridge. Amazing views over the river

Amy, UK

Very peaceful, quite with amazing views and even nicer host. Will definitely stay there again.

Osama, NZ

The location is idyllic. The steep hill climb to get to the Sanctuary is worth every step! The views across the Fowey estuary are breathtaking and the peace and serenity unrivalled. A real piece of heaven! As an eco designed place for guests, which is completely offgrid, the Sanctuary provides luxurious accommodation and facilities, Delicious breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients included the best muesli we had ever tasted, jams and marmalades that had us searching around local shops so we could take some home with us, gorgeous breads, meats, fruits and cheeses. Karen & David were also warm and welcoming hosts, passionate and enthusiastic about their fabulous B&B. We’re already planning for when we might be able to come and stay again.

Libby, UK

From the moment we got out of the car we relaxed, how can you fail to, in such incredible surroundings! Every need is catered for with such attention to detail and great thought for the environment. The views and ambience of the building and surroundings are just amazing. We certainly got what we were looking for and more. We disconnected from the hustle and bustle of our busy daily routines and left feeling energised and content. We are already planning a return visit with our four legged friends and maybe some of our two legged friends too……if we can bring ourselves to share this hidden gem with them!

Luke T, UK

This is a beautiful place to stay in Cornwall! The Sanctuary is beautiful. The owners could not be more helpful and made it an excellent holiday. 10/10 in every way.

Alex C, UK

This hotel was fantastic. Clean, modern rooms with a beautiful view and perfect hosts as well. Would highly recommend.